People cannot seem to get enough of the Rio Olympics, and the most recent buzz surrounds Devon Allen. He is an American multi-sport athlete in Oregon and is a participant in the Rio Olympics 2016. He participated in the 110 meter hurdles race. Now that we know a little bit about him, how about we get to know Devon Allen’s parents, Devon Allen’s father, and Devon Allen’s sister better?
When you read or hear about an athlete, it’s natural to want to know information about their family, relationships, etc. Therefore, we have compiled information about Devon Allen’s family, Devon Allen’s girlfriend, and more. To learn more about them, you need to keep reading.
Fast Facts About Devon Allen’s Family
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Devon Allen’s sister, Carissa Allen is his twin sister. Both of them were born in Seattle on December 12, 1994. They were born seven hours apart and two months premature. Carissa was born second, according to sources, they were both in the hospital for a month to fix their breathing issues.
Both Devon and his sister were keen on sports since they were very young. Devon started playing football when he was ten. The siblings are really close to each other and have played a variety of sports such as baseball, basketball, and soccer. Carissa currently plays volleyball at Northwest Christian University. She has played five sports in high school.
In one of the interviews Carissa said, “My two years in Arizona were definitely difficult because I didn’t get to see his games. It was hard, but I’m glad now because I’m so close.”
Devon spoke about their relationship saying, “We always talk to each other, and we can do it over the phone. But it’s different when you see someone’s face.”
Devon Allen’s Parents
To the best/ coolest dad in the world, You are my role model. One of my favorite men in my life. He is always our biggest supporter no matter what, always cheering us on at any of our activities. Dad, even though we have had some rough times mainly because of me I know you still love me no matter what. I know I have driven you crazy lol but you’ve never given up on me. You have taught me so much in my life and I’m so grateful that I’m blessed to call you my dad. You manage to still to this day put Devon and I first before your self. I appreciate everything that you do for me and our family. You are the best dad anyone can ask for and I love you so much. I’m going to make you proud. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us and continue to do for us. Happy Father’s Day. I’m sorry we can’t be there but we will see you soon. Love you so much ???? hope you enjoy your day. @louisallen2
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Devon’s father is Louis Allen and his mother Joey Knudson. Although Allen’s parents are divorced, they started GoFundMe campaigns together to fund trips to Rio de Janeiro when they found out Devon got selected for the Rio Olympics.
His father raised over $19 thousand to pay for him and his fiancee’s tickets so that he could watch his son perform at the Rio Olympics 2016. Although Louis was planning to use his savings, he spent it on bills and therefore, he had to start this campaign.
Days after Devon’s father started the campaign, even his mother followed suit and raised over $8 thousand to fund for her and her daughter’s ticket.
She was so ecstatic to see him perform live, she said, “I can’t even imagine what it’s going to feel like, to be there and watch him on that kind of stage.” According to sources, a total of nine members of Devon’s family would be there in Rio de Janeiro to support and cheer for him.
Devon- Potential Soccer Player
Louis Allen knew his son had the potential of becoming a great soccer player. When Devon was 4 years old, his father signed him up for football. From, there on, he learned all the moves and tricks of the game. His father said, “That’s when I knew this kid’s got special speed.” “He just would put in another gear, and would just run away from people.” He also said, “I understand you want him to be successful, but the reality of it is, why does he have to make a choice?” Louis further added “Until he has to make a choice, I’m going to support him doing both sports.”